[OZAPRS] APRS from an airliner: keeping it simple

Carlos PECO BERROCAL carlos.peco at gmail.com
Fri Feb 14 19:58:30 AEDT 2020


I think the GPS operation will be a function of what the window is coated
with. I'll give it a go at the first opportunity.

The wifi is a lottery, not all services offer it... but I think it is the
only proper way to broadcast your position to the rest of the world (I
noticed that flight crews pretend not to see passengers using their 3G/4G
on departure/arrival, so it must be a safe practice despite the ban)

Carlos VK1EA

On Friday, February 14, 2020, Liz <liz at billiau.net> wrote:

> QTR Fri, 14 Feb 2020 17:15:31 +1100 Carlos PECO BERROCAL QTC
> > Thanks Mal,
> >
> > I have to confess that I have never tried the GPS inside the plane,
> > maybe it was as simple as placing it close to the window !
> >
> > 73,
> > Carlos VK1EA
> I've tried on various size aeroplanes and from whatever seat I've had.
> Sometimes there is GPS reception and sometimes not. Working out where
> the GPS antenna is within the device helps to place the antenna close
> to a window.
> I had not considered using APRSdroid, I just use the GPS to keep a
> watch on progress using SatStat.
> I don't get to travel on the Darwin route often which is the only route
> I've used with onboard internet.
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> Liz
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